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3 Nourishing DIY Skin Oil (for Body & Hair)

3 . 06 . 2020

I thrive on scents. However, I was never really one to purchase scented body and hair products no matter how widely endorsed they are. I’ve received many samples from Sephora and Nordstrom and tried the latest it products such as Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, The Ouai Rose Hair and Body Oil, VERB Ghost Oil, etc, but none of its function and scent convinced me of its high price tag. However, as someone who suffers from dandruff, psoriasis, and has hypertrophic scars scattered around her body, there needs to be some product that I could justify my purchase with in order to solve my problems.

After two years of psoriasis and countless of reviews for Briogeo scalp revival charcoal exfoliating shampoo, I finally gave in. I am going to create my own DIY skin oil. Akin to cooking more for yourself instead of eating out, I felt better and safer knowing that I have full control of the ingredients that go into the products that will heal my problem areas.

These ideas were inspired by Fur You’s pitch on Shark Tank, where they created an oil product that could be used all over your body. Literally.

Note: All of these DIY skin oils could be used all over your body (and hair!). These names are merely labels to help me distinguish which I wanted to use when. All measurements are taken relative to a 2oz (60ml) dropper bottle.

Rejuvenate Hair Oil

Psoriasis, dandruff, itchy scalp, hair growth, anti-frizz, moisturizing

  • 2/3 sweet almond oil
  • 1/3 castor oil
  • 10 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 10 drops clary sage essential oil
  • 5 drops peppermint essential oil

Sage Body Oil (Inspired by Fur Oil)

Ingrown hair, hair growth, anti-frizz, moisturizing

  • 2/3 grapeseed oil
  • 1/3 jojoba oil
  • 10 drops clary sage essential oil
  • 10 drops tea tree essential oil

Flower Market Body Oil

Ingrown hair, anti-frizz, moisturizing, fragrance

  • 2/3 grapeseed oil
  • 1/3 jojoba oil
  • 10 drops rose essential oil
  • 8 drops jasmine essential oil
  • 8 drops ylang ylang essential oil
  • 5 drops eucalyptus essential oil

Safe to say that I saved my favorite DIY skin oil for last! Even though I only used eight drops of ylang ylang essential oil out of 31 drops of floral essential oils, the scent came through really nicely with a sweet rose undertone. Applying it feels like a dream walk in an English Flower Market on a rainy day. On the other hand, we have Sage Body Oil, which is my humble attempt on the popular Fur Oil that was endorsed by Emma Watson. I read their ingredients thoroughly before settling on the main ingredients used. My hope is that I will be able to afford Fur Oil in the future to make a comparison between both and come back with an update! And lastly, Rejuvenate hair oil has really done its job with cleaning my scalp to eliminate flakiness and dandruff. I have suffered from psoriasis and dandruff for over two years–not sure if it was the quality of water or lifestyle–but nothing really helped me. I even bought and used two bottles of MG217 Shampoo from the recommendation of a Sephora employee that introduced me to the world of psoriasis with little, short-term results. Imagine me face-planting when I realized the solution to my problem has been sitting in my vanity storage in the past year! It is such a cost-effective solution that anyone can make at home.

If you are short on ingredients, sweet almond oil (or any other liquid oils such as coconut oil, olive oil, jojoba oil) will work just as well. The star in this bottle is tea tree oil since it prevents the buildup of chemicals and dead skin on your scalp to keep it healthy, clean, and moisturized, which effectively removes scaly, dry skin widely known as dandruff.

Now, which DIY skin oil will you start with? Remember: most oils have similar moisturizing and nourishing properties for both our body and hair, so don’t feel limited if the ingredients listed here are not available to you. You are only limited by your creativity! Enjoy!

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